Study: Agricultural Irrigation Helps Shield the Tropics from Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to a Swiss study, the Tropics are not warming as rapidly as expected because of large scale agricultural irrigation. Irrigation helps beat the heat of global warming  17 JANUARY 2020 Large-scale irrigation can help alleviate and even reverse hot extremes driven by human activity and other drivers of global…

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Ozone-depleting substances caused half of late 20th-century Arctic warming, says study

Implicated in a third of overall global warming at the time Earth Institute at Columbia University A scientific paper published in 1985 was the first to report a burgeoning hole in Earth’s stratospheric ozone over Antarctica. Scientists determined the cause to be ozone-depleting substances – long-lived artificial halogen compounds. Although the ozone-destroying effects of these…

Top and Bottom of the Atmosphere

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Some days I learn a lot. Today was one of them. Let me start at the start. Back in 1987 in a paper entitled ‘The Role of Earth Radiation Budget Studies in Climate and General Circulation Research“, a prescient climate scientist yclept Veerabhadran Ramanathan pointed out that the poorly-named “greenhouse…

On the Climate Road to Serfdom

BY ROBERT L. BRADLEY, JR. The political world is saying “no” to policies that make energy less available, more expensive, less reliable, and more intrusive. Hyperbole of peak demand is going the way of Peak Oil as the hydrocarbon production boom creates its own demand. Little wonder that compared to 1988 when global warming became…

The Meat Wars: JAMA Stirs the Pot

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 20 January 2020   Rita Rubin, Senior Writer, JAMA Medical News & Perspectives,  has stirred the pot on the controversy surrounding a series of studies published last Fall in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.”  Her …

Fight fires with facts – not fake science

Eliminate fuel, prevent ignition, stop arson, end irresponsible land management policies By Paul Driessen & Duggan Flanakin, “We are all born ignorant,” Benjamin Franklin once said, “but one must work very hard to remain stupid.” Greens are incensed over suggestions that anything but fossil fuels and climate change might be turning green California and Australian…